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elderly

adjective uk   /ˈel.dəl.i/  us   /-dɚ.li/
B1 polite word for old: elderly relatives/parents
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elderly

noun [plural] uk   /ˈel.dəl.i/  us   /-dɚ.li/
the elderly C1 old people considered as a group: The city is building new housing for the elderly.
Translations of “elderly”
in Korean 노인…
in Arabic كَهْل, طاعِن في السِّن…
in Portuguese idoso…
in Catalan gran (d’edat)…
in Japanese 年をとった…
in Italian anziano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 年老的, 上了年紀的, 年紀較大的…
in Russian пожилой…
in Turkish (kibar anlamda) yaşlı, geçkin, tecrübeli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 年老的, 上了年纪的, 年纪较大的…
in Polish starszy…
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